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October 10, 2013

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First Candle is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Kayden Lafontaine would have been 10 on Oct. 8.

Auction Gala planned for Nov. 16: Team Haverhill will hold its “All Aboard Auction Gala” on Nov. 16 at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane.

Doors open at 6 p.m. This event will feature a live and silent auction to help Team Haverhill meet its goal of raising $25,000 to match Pentucket Bank’s generous $25,000 contribution towards the Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail. With Matt Noyes as the auctioneer, the funds raised will allow Team Haverhill to commission the Art Walk, in partnership with Pentucket Bank. The Art Walk will feature several large, permanent sculptures, and a handful of smaller sculptures that will likely rotate.

The Auction Gala, also sponsored by Pentucket Bank, will include a dinner and live entertainment by members of Spotlight Playhouse. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $40 each at www.teamhaverhill.org before Oct. 17. On Oct. 17, tickets are $50 each, while available. Be sure to buy your tickets early as this event is likely to sell out. For more information, or to learn how to donate an item to the auction before the Oct. 17 deadline, visit online at www.teamhaverhill.org or email artwalkbrt@teamhaverhill.org.

Winter coat drive on:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color Anton’s Cleaners will launch its 19th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive beginning Oct. 14 and running through Jan. 11, 2014.

The drive has the simple goal of helping individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm.

Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partners network, which includes Community Action Inc. in Haverhill, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Lawrence, The Community Group in Lawrence, Community Teamwork Inc. in Lowell, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell Inc. and The Wish Project in Lowell.

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